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  • Towson University gets patent for technology to help blind Internet users

    Towson University gets patent for technology to help blind Internet users
    While blind people can browse the Internet through a variety of means, there is often one thing that stops them cold — a security feature known as a CAPTCHA that's designed to distinguish human users from robots. CAPTCHAs, in which a user must...
  • Looking Out: Uganda bill threatens life in prison for 'aggravated homosexuality'

    Looking Out: Uganda bill threatens life in prison for 'aggravated homosexuality'
    While you were making your Yuletide gay in the last seven days, Nigeria and Uganda passed legislation to strengthen already-on-the-books laws criminalizing homosexuality. Ugandan lawmakers last Friday passed legislation that would imprison for life...
  • 'Breaking the Code' at Hopkins APL dramatizes life of Alan Turing

    'Breaking the Code' at Hopkins APL dramatizes life of Alan Turing
    APL Allies in the Workplace present "Breaking the Code," Friday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. at the Kossiakoff Center, on the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory campus, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road. The play is based...
  • As referendum looms, gay plays open theater season

    As referendum looms, gay plays open theater season
    During Jon Marans' "The Temperamentals," the season-opening play by Rep Stage about the gay rights movement, a woman raises the subject of marriage. "I definitely do not believe in homosexuals marrying," she says. She isn't talking about same-sex...
  • Comic-Con: Watch Benedict Cumberbatch talk Sherlock, ‘Penguins’ and more

     
    Benedict Cumberbatch made his first trip to Comic-Con on Thursday with DreamWorks Animation's “Penguins of Madagascar,” and after leaving the shrieks of […]...
  • 'The Imitation Game' To Open BFI London Film Festival

    Norwegian helmer Morten Tyldum's Alan Turing drama "The Imitation Game," with Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, will open the 58th BFI London Film Festival on October 8th, marking the pic's European preem. The biopic based on the life story of...
  • WATCH: First Trailer for Benedict Cumberbatch's 'Imitation Game'

    The Weinstein Co. has released the first trailer for "The Imitation Game," four months before its Nov. 21 release in the U.S. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the crypotgrapher and mathematician who cracked the German "Enigma Code" during WWII....
  • Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Denzel Washington's 'Equalizer,' Kate Winslet's 'A Little Chaos'

    The Toronto Film Festival has announced more than 40 titles -- a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international arthouse fare -- screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington's "The...
  • 2014 Oscar Preview: This Year's Race Off to a 'Grand' Start

    June 30 marks the year's midpoint -- i.e., the halfway mark of Oscar eligibility. And so far, 2014 is in better shape than last year. The fests have offered some hot contenders that will open later in the year, as usual. But the difference this year is...
  • Bot passes Turing Test; judges think it's a 13-year-old boy

    Bot passes Turing Test; judges think it's a 13-year-old boy
    For the first time, a computer program has officially passed the Turing Test, which measures a machine's ability to think for itself -- at least under the standards set by a competition in Britain. The achievement, being hailed as a milestone for the...
  • CANNES: Star-Studded Pre-Sales Events Lure International Buyers

    For nearly seven decades, top talent has descended on the Croisette for splashy parties and black-tie movie premieres. But in the past couple years, more and more actors and directors have been arriving in Cannes, Berlin and AFM for equally star-studded...
  • SquareOne Nabs Rights to Cumberbatch's 'Imitation Game' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Squareone Entertainment has acquired German rights and partnered with Telepool on the historical drama "The Imitation Game," starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley. Morten Tyldum directed the film from Graham Moore's script, based on Andrew...